Lazio midfielder Andreas Pereira discussed his arrival in Italy, his first start for the Biancocelesti and the 4-3 comeback win over Torino in an interview with Italian media outlet Sport Mediaset earlier today.
“My arrival in Italy was a bit strange, immediately there was the international break, then I had a flu that forced me not to train and finally the false positive Covid-19 test that almost made me miss the match against Bruges in the Champions League.”
The 24-year-old Brazilian, who is currently on loan from Premier League side Manchester United, then commented on how it felt to score his first goal for the club.
“It was very nice to score in my first game as a starter, I think we can do positive things this year.”
He touched on yesterday’s thrilling 4-3 comeback over the Granata, where he scored the opening goal in the 15th minute.
“It was a difficult match, with some confused refereeing choices. But what I have learned in a short time, is that this is a team that seeks victory until the last second, regardless of the obstacles.”
Finally, Pereira spoke about his work with the squad and his feelings towards them.
“I have done a few training sessions with the whole squad, but I can already see that they have an extra gear.”
The 24-year-old Pereira joined the Biancocelesti from the Red Devils this summer, on a loan deal with a buy option attached worth €27 million.
Last season, the Brazilian midfielder made 40 appearances across all competitions for the English side, for a total of 2267 minutes. In that time, he scored two goals and provided four assists.